Date: 2015-05-12 12:01
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In reality you will be easily able to recognize someone just by the way he walks, even on long distances. In ArmA, this is not the case.
In order to help you finding and identifying your buddys, we decided to make this mod which will draw icons over
units belonging to your side in 3D space. The icon will represent the class of the soldier or vehicle he is sitting inside.
To avoid making this mod a cheat tool and enhance immersion the icons will shrink as the distance between you and your buddy increases.
Be careful, difficult conditions like fog, rain, dark nights or combinations of such will make it difficult to spot the icons even on short distances.
Use optical tools like Scopes, Binoculars, Night-vision glasses and such to improve your vision.
If you are close enough to you teammate, the mod will display his name as well.
The code is as performance friendly as possible. If there are large numbers of units around, you may see a lag in the change of the icon size when raising your scope or something like that. But you will NOT experience fps drops, as the game engine is somewhat prioritized over the mod.
- marker icons in 3D space
- displays names of human players if close to them
- uses ArmA standard colors representing side
- displays infantry and vehicles with Crew > 0
- icons represent soldier class / vehicle type
- compatible with recent and future mods/addons/dlc's
- recognizes side change on the fly
- fog, rain, day/night, NV, distance and zoom influences visibility of icons
- no icons when using thermal sights
- performance friendly
- optional, client side only mod
The mod needs to be installed only on client side and is completely optional. The server only needs to have the key installed. Players not running the mod will see a sidechat message, but hear no sound.
Extract into the ArmA 3 Directory, by default this is located in:
32-Bit - C:\Program Files\Steam/Steamapps\Common\ArmA 3\
64-Bit - C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam/Steamapps\Common\ArmA 3\
After extraction it should look like this:
You can also use the "Arma 3 Alpha" folder in your "My Documents" folder. Your folder setup could than look like for example this:
When present place the "userconfig" folder into your game install folder, usually:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Arma 3".
You may already have "userconfig" folder from other addons and/or mods in which case it is safe to merge the contents from this archive.
You'll also need to add a Launch Parameter to Steam, in order to do so right-click on ArmA 3 Alpha and click Properties and then Set Launch Options. In the window that opens enter in -mod=@your_mod_folder_name
For using multiple mods you would then do so like this:
You can also use -nosplash to get rid of the splash art and intro videos.
And of course you can also enable and disable community made addons and mods through the in-game Options Expansions menu if you do not want to mess with startup parameters!
When the above information still does not provide you with enough to learn how to install custom addons and mods you can always ask in our Guide On Installing Mods.
Install the addon only on server side! It works without key!
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- (really small) lag in change of symbol size if >100 Units nearby
- displayed icon represents soldier class according to selected slot in the lobby;
Changing gear of course does not affect your class, so play as what you chose, damned!
Credits & Thanks:
Fry from seelenlos-Team
- first public release
- BI Forum